World Poverty

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Poverty

All of the following are causes of Poverty

  • Large Families
  • Conflict
  • Unemployment
  • Few Resources
  • Corruption
  • Reliance on children in old age
  • Low wages
  • Lack of Education
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Trade

The following casue poverty

  • Unfair import and export tariffs
  • Multi national stranglehold
  • Cash crops
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War

The following cause Poverty and are connected to the effects of war

  • Infrastructure loss
  • Cost of war
  • Death and disability
  • Crops lost
  • Refugees
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Disaster

The following cause poverty and link to disasters

  • Earthquakes
  • Floods
  • Hurricanes
  • Drought
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Disease

The following cause poverty

  • High mortality rate
  • Limited medical facilities
  • Poor sanitation
  • Overcrowding
  • Hunger and malnutrition
  • HIV and AIDS
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Debt

The following casues poverty and relates to a countries debts

  • Corrupt rulers
  • High Intrest repayments
  • Swallows all resources
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Response to Global Poverty

A samll percentage of the UK's national income is given to LEDC's, To reduce poverty in disasters large sums are given for immediate relief. Must of the response comes from charities.

There are two types of aid

  • Emergency aid -given to help in a crisis
  • Long term aid - Funding that helps self reliance
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Christian aid

  • Started as an agency to help refugees in Europe at the end of the 2nd world war
  • Committed to seeing a just worldnow, not just in the future
  • Believes in life before death
  • Works on development projects with partner organisations in countries all over the worl
  • Involved in emergency and long Term aid
  • Works with UK agencies
  • Founder member of the Fair Trade movement
  • Involved in many campaigns to get rid of debt
  • Annual christian aid week - envelopes put through as many UK letterboxes as possible and then collected by volunteers
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